2017-07-16 / Community View

Imlay City’s Summer Concert Series continues with something for every taste

BY PHIL FOLEY
810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com


Imlay City’s Shannon Hamel and her son, Michael, 6, work together to make a wind chime out of recycled materials. 
Photos by Sarah Graver Imlay City’s Shannon Hamel and her son, Michael, 6, work together to make a wind chime out of recycled materials. Photos by Sarah Graver IMLAY CITY — Local magician Ray Champion entertained area children Tuesday (July 11) at Lamb-Steele Park while Arts & Scraps Mobile gave them a chance to be creative.

Arts & Scraps Mobile is a Detroit non-profit organization that promotes STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to more than 275,000 children in southeast Michigan annually, while recycling 28 tons. On Tuesday, youngsters at Lamb-Steele Park had the opportunity to create their own wind chimes with scrap materials and then fill a bag with craft items to take home.

Arts & Scraps Mobile made its second appearance in as many years in Imlay City through the cooperation of the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library.


Left, a group of children gather at Lamb Steele Park in Imlay City to create their own wind chimes with scrap materials. After completing the craft, children were able to fill a bag with craft items to take home. Imlay City’s summer concert series is held each Tuesday evening. Left, a group of children gather at Lamb Steele Park in Imlay City to create their own wind chimes with scrap materials. After completing the craft, children were able to fill a bag with craft items to take home. Imlay City’s summer concert series is held each Tuesday evening. The activity was part of the DDA’s Summer Concert Series, which has five performances yet to go.

• Tuesday (July 18) the DDA will be back at the Gazebo at Lamb-Steele Park at 7 p.m. with Rich Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies Band.

The duo of James Davis and Don Hails will make their third Imlay City appearance in as many years. The duo has performed the music of the 50s and 60s at schools, libraries, fairs, festivals and community concerts throughout the Midwest since 1987.

• July 20 the DDA will present Community Karaoke in the park. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. and the singing starts at 7 p.m.

• Rockville, a popular Lapeer County fourpiece band, will take the Gazebo at 7 p.m. July 27.

• World of Music, an exploration of instruments and music styles from around the globe, will entertain at 7 p.m. Aug. 1.

• The long-running Lakestone Bank and Trust ice cream social along with a performance by The Amazing Clark will draw kids of all ages to the park at 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

• Hadley-based 3rd Degree Burns, a band composed of children, will perform on Aug. 15.

• Imlay City’s Summer Concert Series closes out Aug. 22 with the booming sound of Rock of Ages, an 18-piece swing band.

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